I see. I did not want to suggest that the nature of all side effects are in people's head, but it could be definitely playing a role. Giving a choice between "hair or dick" scaring people away leading them to have your (not referring to you, but generalised) own current position of not taking finasteride is unhelpful, unethical and counterproductive as you do not know if there will be symptomatic side effects and the degree of them, also ignoring that they can be mediated with other drugs and that allowing baldness to go freely could be devasting for some individuals like me - looking terrible, no confidence, no relationship, loniness, house Bonded, yada yada...
I do understand the intention is to warn people but for sure it is not the correct approach.
Lastly a combination of minoxidil and Miceoneedlimg might offer a more noticeable temporary regrowth but these drugs cannot interviene the mechanism of action of baldness the same way Finasteride can. The result will also be you bald...
I don't see it as trying to scare people away, but rather educating people holistically about the bad as well. People have been brainwashed with only positive information for too long. The term "fear mongerging" and trying to scare people away is only used on online forums as you would never see any respectable doctor not mention the potential side effects.
Yes while it may not occur in every person, for those who will be effected, this information could save peoples life.
Infact it is medically professionally speaking, it is the duty to say the potential side effects.
Yes while Minoxidil is not a true solution, neither is inhibiting DHT. If it was, as I mentioned, the majority of the male population would have good heads of hair, which obviously isn't anywhere near the case.